Jim Roos' big ol' sign at Interstates 44 and 55. Activist Jim Roos got slapped down in 2007 when he applied for a permit for his huge "End Eminent Domain" mural near Interstates 44 and 55. The city said "No," citing the sign code. But yesterday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in turn slapped ... More >>
Image viaGeorge Will mocks Alderman Phyllis Young's "horror" of free speechIn case you missed it, buttoned-up conservative columnist George Will of The Washington Post devoted his widely-read Sunday column to the case of Jim Roos -- the guy who painted the giant "End Eminent Domain Abuse" mural o ... More >>
ij.orgRoos and his sign.The U.S. District Court of Eastern Missouri today ruled in favor of St. Louis City in a suit over a well-known sign south of downtown. In 2007 activist Jim Roos painted a mural on the side of a building with the message: "End Eminent Domain Abuse." At the time, the buildin ... More >>
The North Side Community Benefits Alliance is inviting city residents to attend a forum tonight to discuss developer Paul McKee's massive redevelopment project for north St. Louis. ij.orgChristina WalshLeading tonight's meeting (6 p.m. at the Shining Light Pentecostal Church) will be Christina Wa ... More >>
www.ij.orgJim RoosBegging for Billionaires, a documentary feature examining eminent domain "abuse" in Missouri, makes its initial screening next month in (of all places) Minnesota. The film -- nine years in the making -- debuts May 2 as a "Best of Fest" selection at the Minneapolis-St. Paul In ... More >>
The Missouri Botanical Garden teams up with the Shaw Neighborhood, infamous for its feuds, to reach across I-44 in an effort to rescue McRee Town. All that's needed are a few miracles and about $50 million.